Louis Fisher J.D. ’16, student attorney in the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB), presented an oral argument in the case of Meikle v. Nurse on November 5, 2015. The case focused on whether a landlord’s violation of the state security deposit law provides a defense to a
Courtney Lynch, Student Attorney, Vice President of Membership Class of 2016 “I want to do what I can to encourage people in society to realize that marginalized people are people first.” What were you doing before law school? I worked at the Legal Aid Society
Stephanie Goldenhersh Clinical Instructor, Family Practice Started in 2007 “When I came to the Bureau, I was surprised that it felt like a legal services office, not like a student workgroup.” What were you doing before coming the Bureau? I worked in the family and children’s
Jemel Derbali Alumnus, Co-founder of WISE Systems Class of 2013 “At the Bureau, the way I was thrown into new cases and had to respond on the fly helped prepare me for the twists and turns of a young company.” Where are you working
It seemed like a natural collaboration: Harvard College; Harvard Law School; a student-run homeless shelter; a student-run legal aid firm. Those parallels ignited the partnership between the Youth to Youth (Y2Y) and Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, which will go into full effect this fall. The
At 5pm on a Thursday, singing emerges from the seminar room. Students and clinical instructors sit around the table. Staff from other centers linger as they exit the building. No, HLAB hasn’t started a choir. Lisa Fitzgerald ’16 is treating the Bureau to a private
This summer HLAB and the greater Boston community lost a leading advocate, mentor and friend. HLAB Faculty Director David Grossman passed away on July 13, 2015, after a seven-year battle with cancer. Congressman Joe Kennedy III, HLAB alumnus ’09,spoke on the House floor in memory
Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA), headed by former Harvard Legal Aid Bureau President Lam Ho, HLS J.D. ’08, was awarded an Echoing Green Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. Of 3,629 applicants, 52 were selected to receive Fellowships. Read more.